Evidence Based Programs

A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls emphasizes practical strategies to reduce the fear of falling many seniors experience and aids in increasing their activity levels.

Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance.

A Matter of Balance includes eight two-hour sessions for a small group led by a trained facilitator. This program was developed at the Roybal Center at Boston University, and has been nationally recognized.

Diabetes Self-Management

Diabetes is on the rise for all ages, but it is more common for older adults that any other age group. Approximately 25% of Americans over the age of 60 have diabetes. If you or someone in your family is struggling with the problems associated with diabetes, join us.

The Diabetes-Self Management Program shares evidence-based education materials in a classroom setting. Each session provides tools for learning to manage you disease and symptoms.

Topics Include:

  • Understanding the disease

  • Learning to manage blood sugar levels

  • Dealing with stress

  • Planning healthy meals

  • Setting goals

  • Staying active

These classes are offered at NO COST throughout our service area.

For more information contact:

(409) 384-7614 Ext. 5307

Chronic Disease

Every day, millions of Americans struggle to manage the symptoms of their chronic diseases. Dealing with chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, COPD, or high blood pressure brings stress into our lives; for the patient and their loved ones. The good news is that learning self-management tools helps YOU take control and improves your quality of life.

 

Trained leaders share evidence-based materials through a six week series of classes.

Each week a new topic is discussed, such as:

  • Understanding your disease

  • Delaying complications

  • Planning healthy meals

  • Staying active

  • Learning better communication skills

  • Relieving stress

  • Setting goals

The Self-Management of Chronic Disease classes are offered at no cost. However, space is limited.

For more information, contact:

(409) 384-7614 Ext. 5307

Chronic Pain

Living Well with Chronic Pain: A Chronic Pain Self-Management program is for people living with chronic pain. These classes will teach you the skills to take charge of your health. We meet for two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks.

You will learn:

  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep.

  • Exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance.

  • Decision-making skills to better deal with medication use and treatment options.

  • Nutrition tips

  • Pacing activities and rest

  • Action planning

Register:

To register and to learn more about this free workshop.

(409) 384-7614 Ext. 5307

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